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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an ongoing effort to help teachers develop the next generation of scientists, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Conservation International (CI) announced today that they are accepting applications for the 2013 ECO Classroom program and extending the entry deadline to March 31. Four teams of four teachers will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip to Costa Rica this summer to join scientists doing field work in a tropical forest.
The first "class" of teachers who participated in ECO Classroom's professional development training in Costa Rica.
2012 ECO Classroom participants on a guided nature walk at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica.
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Applications are now being accepted for the next trip taking place this summer. To learn more about the program or to apply to participate, visit the
As a unique and innovative nationwide professional development program designed for public middle and high school science teachers, ECO Classroom was created by the Northrop Grumman Foundation in collaboration with the nonprofit development organization Conservation International (CI). The program offers teachers supplemental tools and real-world experiences that inspire students to pursue science and technical careers.